As we reminisced on this photo shoot, the conversation came up of how long I’ve known this adorable bride. I met Emily many years ago, neither of us could remember how many years, but the best guess came to about 18 years. We met when we were both attending the same small group at the same church as little kids. Emily was the quiet one of the group, but I throughly enjoyed her company. So does her groom!

When Emily told me she was dating somebody I was completely overjoyed for her. I’ll never forget sitting in that booth in Panera, and watching her giddy smile as she told me how she had met this amazing guy. As I watched her smile, I knew she had met “the one.” Well Quentin finally popped that question, and I smiled from ear to ear when I saw the photos from their special picnic.

A few weeks ago, she asked me to photograph their wedding and I was overjoyed! I told her that the wedding package included an engagement session! Here are the photos from that cold/wonderful/happy day!

Coffee to warm your hands and an adorable smile to warm your heart!

Coffee to warm your hands and an adorable smile to warm your heart!

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This image just warms my heart - there is so much love between these two!

This image just warms my heart – there is so much love between these two!

There's that beautiful smile!

There’s that beautiful smile!

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